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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I have heard instructors say that they can tell something about how well a skier skis by how they walk across the parking lot.
Well, here are two skiers walking, who don't know they are being photographed.
What can you tell about their skiing by the way they walk?


post #2 of 19

Walking Skiers!

Looks like a couple of strong skiers who can ski most anything with speed and grace!!

I suspect one of them may have lost a ski in deep powder on Tucker, through no fault of his own!



bong
post #3 of 19
I think one of the skiers skied so fast that he developed a terrible case of sunburn.
post #4 of 19
I would say that regardless how they ski, FOX is happy that they are walking into the local drinking establishment to buy him a beer or five...
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ric,
Actually that was at the START of the day. We were trying to find the free chocolate chip cookies!
post #6 of 19
Fox,

I'm no instructor, but I venture to say these skiers are great in moguls.

Look at the incredible upper and lower body separation:
post #7 of 19
Where is the video?

How can we do good motion analysis without the motion?
post #8 of 19
Why Fox!

Those legs... l...l.o..o.ok like YOURS!
post #9 of 19
I say that they should be careful because the in just one frame they switched places and are likely to crash into each other.
post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by bong
Looks like a couple of strong skiers who can ski most anything with speed and grace!!

I suspect one of them may have lost a ski in deep powder on Tucker, through no fault of his own!



bong
I believe I read somewhere that the skier who lost a ski over on Tucker has stated publicly that it was his fault that he lost his ski because of the stupid mistakes that he made. Chiefly, skiing alone in unfamiliar and difficult terrain, and not using the powder chords that he had in the car! DOOHHH!!! Serves him right. BTW, I here it's still out there on the mountain.

Fox,
I can't believe you posted a picture on this messageboard with a PM Summit sticker!
post #11 of 19
guy in the red boots must be sort of new carrying his skis along side gripped high on the skis and no cat tracks on the boots. Most vets will carry their skis over the shoulder or lower on the skis (less work) and anyone who cares about their binding/boot interface would have cat tracks to protect their boot soles. (tougue firmly planted in cheek) :
post #12 of 19
You did say this is for fun???

post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
I have heard instructors say that they can tell something about how well a skier skis by how they walk across the parking lot. Well, here are two skiers walking, who don't know they are being photographed. What can you tell about their skiing by the way they walk?...
Look at the excessive tip lead on the guy with the yellow boots - he's undoubtedly into old-fashioned diverging step turns. Yup, no doubt about it, definitely an old English punter of a skier. Can't disguise a man's walk. Definitely not one of those new school Irish doods on rad steeze mofo bro gear.



Tom / PM
post #14 of 19
The guy with the red boots is a "gaper". I mean, look at that jacket!

The guy with the yellow boots is in boots that are just too stiff. He can't get enough ankle flex in those. He's probably skiing Pistols on hardpack, just because he carried them all the way across the pond, too. But, don't get in a drinking contest with him!
post #15 of 19
Just wait till the yellow booted guy wakes up and logs on today. I'm sure we'll receive an appropriate response!



Tom / PM
post #16 of 19
Ya know, WTFH didn't even know that they're not walking in the parking lot! That's the paved (and heated) pedestrian walkway... :

Who are those people?!
post #17 of 19
Frist of all WTFH, I know that you guys like to ski on bristles, but that is the hardest "dry slope" I've ever seen. Looks like the stuff Eddy the Eagle would ski on.
post #18 of 19

Ski-instructor evaluation!

Looking at the first pickture...
Red boot walker slightly lazy looking and he is in his back seat. Yellow boot walker determined but out of balance. Leaning to his right...

Looking at the second pickture...

The red boot walker has a good alignment. He also shows signs of good balance and he looks determined. Not even carrying his skis in one hand like that seem to have any side effect on body posture. Must be strong.

Yellow boot walker does not have his boots aligned as well as the red boot walker. He is also shifting his CM to the right and looks like he is loosing his balance for a moment. He is probably carrying his skiis on his right shoulder.
post #19 of 19
dchan and ssh-
I remember seeing the pros out at certain CO resorts cary their skis like that gaper in the red boots so they did not clank other pedestrians in the head while riding and getting off of the crowded escalators. BTW, what kind of pansy ass mountain has escalators that take you to the lifts??? Gaper mountains.

Here is something else I heard about that guy who lost his ski over on Tucker Mountain. Not only did he leave his powder chords in the car but he left his cat tracks in there as well. What a waste of money on good equipment that does not get used. Yep, he's a gaper and deserves to suffer the ill effects of his actions, or lack of.

BTW, those boots that guy is ruining don't look red to me. They look like they are orange Tecnica Icon X's. If that is the case the guy is walking and skiing in boots that are WAY above his ability level. Not only does that make him a gaper, It makes him a JONG!!!
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